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|Winning the World Cup is main aim: Smith
Keeping his eye glued on the World Cup trophy, South African captain Graeme Smith said that the new World No 1 tag will not distract his team from the
immediate and important goal of winning the event.
The World Cup will be played in the Caribbean from March 13.
"We are pleased with o....
|Bowlers need to contribute with bat: Harbhajan
Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh today emphasised on the need for the tail-enders
to contribute with the bat.
"It is important for bowlers to bat and contribute. As we bat down the
order, the 20-odd runs that we can contribute is very important. All the bowlers
have been working....
|Holding hits out at Cup no-hopers
Former West Indies Test star Michael Holding believes the World Cup will
be devalued by the number of non-Test playing nations taking part. The fast bowling
legend insists that only the top-ranked Associate country in the world should
be allowed to take part.
When the 2007 World Cup gets un....
|Pathan ready to prove fitness
Plagued by a lackluster form and niggling injuries, Irfan Pathan admitted that
things were not going his way but was keen to prove his form and fitness before
the World Cup.
Pathan, who is part of the World Cup squad, has been
asked to play for West Zone in the Deodhar Trophy one dayer a....
|Dravid urges World Cup newcomers to show no fear
India captain Rahul Dravid has urged the younger members of his squad not to
be overawed by the World Cup.
Six of India's 15-man squad for the March 13-April 28 World
Cup in the Caribbean will be making their debut in the tournament, including
three of the five-man pace attack.
|Team India with a new jersey for WC
The two former captains, Sachin and Ganguly were present with Dravid at the unveiling
of the new team clothing along with Mahendra Dhoni, Zaheer Khan, S Sreesanth
and Dinesh Karthik.
The Cricket Board`s apparel sponsors Nike claimed that the
new apparel that the team would be wearing at t....
|I was confident of WC berth after Cuttack knock: Karthick
Young middle order batsman Dinesh Karthick said his match-winning half-century
that helped India beat the West Indies at Cuttack was crucial in
winning him a berth in the World Cup squad.
"Definitely my chances increased after I got runs (top-score
of 63) in the Cuttack game (on Jan....
|I tried too hard to pick wickets: Sreesanth
S Sreesanth says his own expectations after a successful Test series in South
Africa may have resulted in a patchy performance in the recent One day
games against the West Indies and Sri Lanka.
Sreesanth said in trying too hard to take wickets, he forgot
the basics and thus returned with ....
|Nimbus defends its ads
Private broadcaster Nimbus has rejected allegations that its ads telecast
during India West Indies cricket one dayers last month were racist claiming
that the idea behind them was "light hearted".
Responding to a show cause notice served on them, Nimbus officials
|Tendulkar declares himself fit
Sachin Tendulkar has declared himself fit from the back problem that forced him
to miss the fourth and last One Day International against Sri Lanka
at Vishakhapatnam on February 17.
"Its fine", the batsman replied when queried about his 'stiff back'
on the sidelines of a campaig....
|Sehwag should be used as an opener in World Cup: Azharuddin
Virender Sehwag should be used as an opener rather than as a middle-order bat
in the World Cup, feels former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin.
"I have always felt that Sehwag should be used as an opener
along with Sourav Ganguly because he will not be much successful playing
|World Cup is a great challenge for us: Dravid
The forthcoming World Cup provides a a great challenge and opportunity
for his team members as it was the pinnacle of one day cricket in the world
and is a quadrennial event, India skipper Rahul Dravid said here today.
"It's an exciting opportunity and a great challenge for
us as i....
|Dada sets eye on World Cup
Team India's new Mr. consistent Sourav Ganguly has set his eyes on the World
Cup after staging a stunning comeback in both forms of the game.
The former Indian captain said it was good that the Indian
team was going to the World Cup with a winning confidence as going there in
|Too late to hold pep-talk for WC squad: Miandad
The Pakistan Cricket Board's move to invite former greats for delivering pep-talk
to the World Cup-bound players has not found favour from former captain
Javed Miandad, who thinks it's too late to organise such meetings.
A PCB official confirmed that chairman Naseem Ashraf
had contacted g....
|Team to improve in fielding: Yuvraj
Team India's batting fulcrum Yuvraj Singh has said that the players are aware
that they need to improve over their fielding standards and are working harder
in that department to give themselves a strong chance of winning the World
"Fielding, obviously, is a key area of the game ....